la la lovely and simply grove
November 6, 2013

design by simply grove & la la lovely | photography by white shutter

ok, so i’m a little excited about this post.  just a little.  ok, maybe a lot.  i’ve been working on updating my family room with the help of my dear friend and fave interior stylist, kirsten / simply grove.  last month kirsten flew out and we had a blast putting everything together and collaborating with my friend corbyn, who produced this really rad video.  check it :

i was super grateful and a little giddy when all of this was going down.  because, here i was decorating my family room (in the house i grew up in) with my good friend (who i met through blogging) while filming with my childhood friend (who i made dorky videos with, all through high school).  i mean – – really!  the whole thing was just too much fun.  it’s pretty amazing when you get to collaborate with such creative and talented people who happen to be your friends.

so, as i mentioned, i grew up in this house.  i’ve seen each room change many times over (this particular room has seen blue shag carpet and boasted of a full on western / cowboy motif – not at the same time, thankfully).  sometimes its hard to unsee what you have always seen, you know?  the truth is, as much as i like to decorate,  i get a little stuck when it comes to decorating my own home.  i like to pick things  out but i’m not the greatest at placing them.   can you relate?  i realized i needed help….so i rang up kirsten.  and, anyways it was an excuse to get her to come visit!  she is brilliant at what she does and she helped me make decisions on things i tend to over think.

scroll on through to see the gorgeous photos taken by white shutter.

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image : white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

la la and grove | image: white shutter photography

my favorite element of the room is the daybed (above) that was custom made by adams and august (in fact, it’s so good it’s getting its own post – next week).  it’s perfect for cozying up on with a book, and rolling over by the couch for movie night.  my kids love it!

and, yes, that is an ikea couch that got an upgrade with some new legs.  i know, i know, a white couch + 4 kids.  that is where scotch guard comes in.  and, hey, it’s an ikea couch….so, i’m not sweating it.

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to say i’m happy with the end result is an understatement. this room is connected to the kitchen so we spend most of our time here and it makes me so happy to have a completed space.  it’s vintage, it’s modern, it’s cozy, it’s ecclectic, it’s scandi, it’s interesting, it’s relaxing, it’s bright, it’s me!  i used to avoid this room and now i just want to hang out in it all the time.

be sure to head over to simply grove to see more photos (that aren’t included in this post).

a lot of items were thrifted, a good amount i had, and lot of filling in with ikea . . . other items seen are from:

daybed by adams and august  | karlsad sofa from ikea | moderne lamp by anthropologie | shag rug c/o rugs usa | pink cushion c/o of artsy modern | x art print c/o artsy modern | chair by euro style lighting | striped blanket c/o nine space | assortment of pillows c/0 nine space | coffee table from euro style lighting | gold plant pot from anthropologie | candlestick from ikea | framed art from land of nod | leather bag by madewell | knit blanket from west elm

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video / frank and harvey

photos / white shutter photography

styling / simply grove + la la lovely

want to see more la la lovely + frank and harvey videos?  la la’s room reveal + our land of nod collaboration.

12 Comments

commented on November 6th 2013 at 11:58am

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commented on November 6th 2013 at 3:07pm

It turned out so beautiful!!! How lucky you are to have such fun and talented friends to go on that adventure with you =) I love the soft muted colors and tones in the pieces you chose- it leaves the space feeling so warm and dimensional. The swing arm wall lights are awesome- where did you find those? They’re a great alternative to a floor lamp. Well done!!!

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replied on November 6th, 2013 at 10:14pm

thank you! i am very blessed to have such amazing friends. the lights are from west elm. i don’t think they carry them anymore…but i love them! xo .t

commented on November 6th 2013 at 5:35pm

So, so, SO good!! It feels like a very cozy and stylish space to hang out in. It’s lovely and, like you mentioned, very YOU which is most important! What a joy to work with friends. It probably didn’t even feel like work, did it?

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replied on November 6th, 2013 at 10:13pm

thank you so much…and no it didn’t feel like work it all….more like play :) xo . t

commented on November 6th 2013 at 8:51pm

amazing!!!!!!

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replied on November 6th, 2013 at 10:13pm

thank you xo

commented on November 8th 2013 at 10:28am

what is the name of the soft color on the builit-in bookshelves? i really like it.

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commented on November 12th 2013 at 4:07pm

This looks beautiful! I adore every last detail!!!

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replied on November 14th, 2013 at 10:44pm

thanks, paula! means so much coming from you. xo . t

commented on February 10th 2014 at 2:24am

I must have that velvet pillow!!! Can you please tell me where you found it, and where I can get one?

Thank you so much =)

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replied on February 13th, 2014 at 10:23am

are you referring to the mustard colored one? it is from target. not sure if they still carry it. i bought towards the end of september. i love it too…it’s looks old and i love mixing it with the more modern designs. good luck. xo . t

commented on February 22nd 2014 at 7:49am

such sweet touches that make it a perfect place to nest!

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